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Blog Oct. 14, 2009 | Share

Game On! Online Sport Content Grows Around the Globe

Having recently joined comScore from a background steeped in sport, it’s an area close to my heart. Outside of the U.S., I believe that sport Web sites are a rather under-researched component of the sporting world compared to other industries, but there are countless opportunities for the sports industry to continue to grow worldwide. Read more

Blog Oct. 12, 2009 | Share

Wharton’s Future of Advertising Project

Last Thursday, I spent a very interesting afternoon at the Wharton Business School as a member of the Global Advisory Board for the “The Future of Advertising Project” (FOA). It was a fun afternoon chatting with the likes of Rishad Tobaccowala (CEO of Denuo), Joe Plummer (former chief knowledge officer at McCann Worldgroup), Penry Price (VP global... Read more

Blog Oct. 7, 2009 | Share

The Dawn of Hybrid Audience Measurement

It is often said that the Internet is the most measurable medium. This is certainly true of measuring ad impressions and click through rates, which are critical elements of advertising measurement. However, measuring audiences has been far more challenging, particularly in light of the ongoing differences between server logs, which represent a census... Read more

Blog Oct. 6, 2009 | Share

comScore CEO Dr. Magid Abraham Accepts AMA's Coveted Parlin Award!

This morning, comScore CEO and co-founder Dr. Magid Abraham accepted the AMA’s 64th annual Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award. The Parlin Award is a preeminent national honor awarded to those who have demonstrated “outstanding leadership and sustained impact on advancing the evolving profession of marketing research over an extended... Read more

Blog Sep. 30, 2009 | Share

Sports is an International Online Phenomenon

In a time of media fragmentation, economic uncertainty, and increasing consumer participation in media….there is one certainty, people still love sports! Over the last year, on average, one third of the Internet population visited a sports entity during the period of a month. It’s good to know that it’s not only me! Read more

Blog Sep. 23, 2009 | Share

My Hour with Jennifer Lindsay on The A-List

Last week, I spent some enjoyable time chatting with Jennifer Lindsay on Blogtalkradio. We covered a range of topics, including the history of comScore, a review of our new panel-centric hybrid Media Metrix 360 product and the challenges / opportunities facing the Internet industry. Read more

Blog Sep. 15, 2009 | Share

A Recession is a Terrible Thing to Waste

As occurred at the Davos World Economic Forum conference earlier this year, the global economic crisis was a pervasive subject at last week’s “Summer Davos” meeting in Dalian, China. I was asked to share my thoughts on what companies like comScore can do to continue growing in rocky economic times. Read more

Blog Sep. 14, 2009 | Share

The Revenge of Neglected Brands

Many small brands are never advertised on TV and do not get to experience the glamour and rewards of brand advertising. Often, the reason is the unattractive economics of trying to reach a low incidence buyer base. For instance, in a product category with only a 5% buyer penetration, a brand using a gunshot advertising approach on TV will reach 95 out... Read more